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liquescent

[ li-kwes-uhnt ]
/ lɪˈkwɛs ənt /
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adjective
becoming liquid; melting.
tending toward a liquid state.
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Origin of liquescent

1720–30; <Latin liquēscent- (stem of liquēscēns), present participle of liquēscere to melt. See liquid, -escent

OTHER WORDS FROM liquescent

li·ques·cence, nounun·li·ques·cent, adjective
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How to use liquescent in a sentence

  • Instead, however, of listening to the sermons, Burton got flirting with a Meccan girl with citrine skin and liquescent eyes.

  • So might an Arctic explorer thrill at his first ken of green fields and liquescent waters.

    Whirligigs|O. Henry
  • To the northwest—Canoe River-ward—there poured a wonderful light of pale liquescent amber.

    Down the Columbia|Lewis R. Freeman
  • The music is deliciously idyllic—conjuring up a dream-picture of a sylvan spring night bathed in liquescent moonlight.

British Dictionary definitions for liquescent

liquescent
/ (lɪˈkwɛsənt) /

adjective
(of a solid or gas) becoming or tending to become liquid

Derived forms of liquescent

liquescence or liquescency, noun

Word Origin for liquescent

C18: from Latin liquescere
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